A New Darwin Rave Is Set to Celebrate the Electronic Underground and First Nations Artists

‘Return To Earth’ is uniting First Nations producers and the Australian underground electronic scene for an outdoor party this weekend (Saturday, 17th September). Spotlighting some established names as well as the next generation of producers, ‘Return To Earth’ has promised to be an unmissable showcase for those in the Top End.

The event, driven by Portal – Spotify’s “home for alternative electronic music” – as well as fashion brands Afends and House Of Darwin, brings the likes of Jono Ma, DJ PGZ, SOVBLKPSSY and more up north in an attempt to shine a light on the talent creating electronic music out of all areas of the country.

‘Return To Earth’ to spotlight underground electronic acts and First Nations producers

Gurnai/Kurnai and Yorta Yorta artist and producer DJ PGZ offers a fresh perspective on techno and dance and has been a regular at events in Naarm (Melbourne), including a Boiler Room set a few months ago.

Joining him on the lineup is Ngarrindjeri, Ramindjeri, Walkandi-Woni artist and producer SOVBLKPSSY, also based in Naarm. The artist also known as Juanita Sumner has been heating up clubs with a wide range of genres and First Nations selections.

Also on the ‘Return To Earth’ bill is Trawlwoolway musician and DJ Kalyani, who brings a love of UK bass and techno to proceedings. Meanwhile, Jono Ma’s reputation has long preceded him – the DJ, producer and songwriter has enjoyed success as one third of Jagwar Ma and via collaborations with artists including Flight Facilities, Genesis Owusu and Foals.

As well as the “all night” car park party, ‘Return To Earth’ will provide a peek at the exclusive collaboration between Afends and for-profit clothing brand/social enterprise, House of Darwin. For more information, visit the link here.

‘Return To Earth’ Darwin 2022

Saturday, 17th September – Austin Lane Car Park, Darwin


  • DJ PGZ

Tickets are available via Moshtix.

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